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Month: March, 2014
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Date Title
Monday
March 03
Online Training | Carol Blessing
CCLDS Community of Practice Week 6
Project: Citizen-Centered Leadership
Tuesday
March 04
Training | Guest Speaker
Assessment and Employment Planning

Project: NYS Consortium for Advancement of Supported Employment
Sponsor: NYS CASE
Location: Garden City, NY
Tuesday
March 04
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 2.2: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Special Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

This informational seminar provides basic information pertaining to the TANF and SNAP programs using lecture, PowerPoint and opportunity for question and answer. Online polling will be used to test participant knowledge. A preparatory reading assignment will be provided and is required.

Project: ediONLINE
Location: Webinar
Wednesday
March 05
Training | Guest Speaker
Foundations of Supported Employment

Project: NYS Consortium for Advancement of Supported Employment
Sponsor: ACCES-VR
Location: Manhattan, NY
Wednesday
March 05
Online Training
ediOnline Review Session (HI)
Project: ediONLINE
Thursday
March 06
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 2.3: Federal Housing Subsidies

This informational seminar provides basic information pertaining to federally-subsidized housing using lecture, PowerPoint and opportunity for question and answer. Online polling will be used to test participant knowledge. A preparatory reading assignment will be provided and is required.

Project: ediONLINE
Location: Webinar
Monday
March 10
Online Training
NABWIS Webinar
Project: External Clients
Monday
March 10
Online Training | Carol Blessing
CCLDS Community of Practice Week 7
Project: Citizen-Centered Leadership
Tuesday
March 11
Training | Guest Speaker
Assessment and Employment Planning

Project: NYS Consortium for Advancement of Supported Employment
Sponsor: NYS CASE
Location: Buffalo, NY
Tuesday
March 11
Online Training | Ed Lopez-Soto
ediONLINE 2.4: Unemployment Insurance & Workers Compensation (WC)

This informational seminar provides basic information pertaining to the Unemployment Insurance Program and the Workers Compensation Program and their impact on SSDI and SSI using lecture, PowerPoint and opportunity for question and answer. Online polling will be used to test participant knowledge. A preparatory reading assignment will be provided and is required.

Project: ediONLINE
Location: Webinar
Wednesday
March 12
Online Training | Hannah Rudstam
Beyond Yellow Ribbon: Welcoming Veterans with Disabilities in our Communities, Workplaces, and Colleges

 Clearly, there is a great deal of goodwill to welcome returning veterans and support them in their transition to civilian life. Since 2001, about 2.5 million veterans served in Iraq or Afghanistan.   About half of these returning veterans will have a disability.  Is this goodwill translating into real efforts to enhance the quality of life and work for returning veterans with disabilities?  During this webinar, we will examine some research studies on the status of veterans with disabilities in community participation, education and employment.  Then, we will review three MakingWorkHappen—Toolkits about veterans with disabilities:  One Toolkit for veterans, one Toolkit for disability service providers, and one Toolkit for employers. 

 

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Online Webinar
Thursday
March 13
Training | Yessica Guardiola
Empowerment

The trainer will discuss importance of empowerment for independent living.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Estrellita Center, for Elderly People in Carolina/Centro Estrellita, para Personas de Mayor Edad in Carolina, PR
Thursday
March 13
Online Training | PIP Partner
Partners Graduate Webinar
Project: Partners in Policymaking
Thursday
March 13
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 2.5: Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC) & VA Benefits

This informational seminar provides basic information pertaining to eligibility for and claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit as well as information pertaining to the Veterans Administration benefits using lecture, PowerPoint and opportunity for question and answer. Online polling will be used to test participant knowledge. A preparatory reading assignment will be provided and is required.

Project: ediONLINE
Location: Webinar
Thursday
March 13
Online Training | Kathleen Lee
Update on the New Section 503 Regulations and Employer Resources

A presentation on the new Section 503 updates at the National Association of Governors' Committees on People with Disabilities conference (NAGC).

Project: National Employer Technical Assistance Center
Friday
March 14
Training | Yessica Guardiola
Empowerment / Apoderamiento

The trainer will discuss importance of empowerment for independent living.

 

Power Point Presentation

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Center’s Staff
Location: Center for Elderly People in Yabucoa / Centro para Personas de Mayor Edad en Yabucoa
Friday
March 14
Online Training | Thomas Golden
Advanced Issues in Supported Employment (Part 1 of 4): Using Work Incentive Support Plans To Enhance Earning Potential
Project: NYS Consortium for Advancement of Supported Employment
Sponsor: NYS CASE / ACCES-VR
Location: Online
Friday
March 14
Conference | Hannah Rudstam
Beyond Yellow Ribbons: Transition Challenges for Veterans with Disabilities; Implications for Practice
Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Conference organizers
Location: Los Angeles, CA--NCRE
Monday
March 17
Online Training | Carol Blessing
CCLDS Community of Practice Week 8
Project: Citizen-Centered Leadership
Tuesday
March 18
Training | Thomas Golden
Tools to Support Enhanced Work outcomes of Individuals Who Recieve Disability Benefits (SSI/SSDI)

Project: NYS Consortium for Advancement of Supported Employment
Sponsor: ACCES-VR
Location: Ithaca, NY
Tuesday
March 18
Training | Thomas Golden
Tools to Support Enhanced Work outcomes of Individuals Who Recieve Disability Benefits (SSI/SSDI)

Project: NYS Consortium for Advancement of Supported Employment
Sponsor: ACCES-VR
Location: Ithaca, NY
Tuesday
March 18
Training | Yessica Guardiola
Service Animals For An Independent Living

The trainer will discuss the ADA and PR Law dispositions about service animals and how it helps to improve independent living.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: CEPVI Executive Director
Location: Center Pro Independent Living (CEPVI), in Ponce, PR
Tuesday
March 18
Training | Yessica Guardiola
Service Animals For An Independent Living

The trainer will discuss the ADA and PR Law dispositions about service animals and how it helps to improve independent living.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: CEPVI Executive Director
Location: Center Pro Independent Living (CEPVI), in Ponce, PR
Tuesday
March 18
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 2.6: Healthcare: Medicaid, Medicare and S-CHIP

Through the use of PowerPoint, lecture and written materials, participants will gain additional information that will assist any SSI beneficiary who wishes to return to work at any level of activity. Proper planning and information is critical to this effort and participants will gain the knowledge necessary to help ease this transition. Online polling will be used to test participant knowledge and utilization of the various provisions. A preparatory reading assignment will be provided and is required.

Project: ediONLINE
Location: Webinar
Tuesday
March 18
Online Training | Jackie Yingling
Partners Tech Test #1
Project: Partners in Policymaking
Thursday
March 20
Internal Online Meeting | Susanne Bruyere
GLADNET Board Meeting
Project: GLADNET
Thursday
March 20
Internal Online Meeting | Susanne Bruyere
GLADNET Board Meeting
Project: GLADNET
Thursday
March 20
Conference | ADA Center Partner
“RARE-ABILITY EMPLOYMENT 101” – A Guide to Employment Accommodations

This Conference is in the US VI:

The Departments of Labor and the Department of Human Services together with our collaborating stakeholders, are presenting this seminar to acquaint businesses and employers with the programs and resources available to help you diversify your workforce by hiring persons with disabilities.

“Rare-Ability Employment 101” will include presentations from the following agencies:

  •  Mrs. Felecia Blyden, Administrator: Disabilities and Rehabilitation Services, DHS

“Establishing Partnerships Between the Vocational Rehabilitation Program and Employers in the Community”

  • Ms. Stephanie Barnes, Territorial ADA  Coordinator: Office of the Governor

“Know your Rights & Responsibilities as an Employer Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)”

  •  Mrs. Gwendolyn T. Powell, Director: Work-Able, Inc.

“Hiring Persons with Disabilities is not a Charitable Gesture – It’s a Prudent Business Decision”

  •  Mrs. Felecia Brownlow, Executive Director:  Independent Living Center

“Awareness That Will Allay Employers Fears"

Who Should Attend:

Human Resources professionals, business owners, managers, and employers who are interested in learning more about how you can tap into the resources that are available to help your business achieve its competitive advantage by supplying a steady pipeline of talents and skills of people with disabilities by recruiting through governmental and nonprofit sources

Register in advance: This seminar is free, but you must REGISTER to attend.

Please contact Jacqueline M. Blyden for Registration form details at jblyden@vidol.gov 

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Sugar Bay Resort, St. Thomas, VI
Thursday
March 20
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 3.1: Information Gathering, Analysis, Advising and Reporting

This course explores the process for providing solid counsel using lecture, PowerPoint, and written materials. This skill-building session provides opportunity for question and answer. Online polling will be used to ascertain knowledge acquisition. A preparatory reading assignment will be provided and is required.

Project: ediONLINE
Location: Webinar
Thursday
March 20
Online Training | Wendy Strobel Gower
About Reasonable Accommodation

Workplace accommodations are one of the main employment rights of people with disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). During this session, we will discuss ten things you need to know about requesting, creating, and implementing workplace accommodations; the accommodation process; and how we, as employers, can make this process work.  

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Darren Bates, Maximus
Location: Online
Thursday
March 20
Online Training | Jackie Yingling
Partners Module 1 Wrap-up Webinar
Project: Partners in Policymaking
Friday
March 21
Online Training | United Spinal
What’s Your Plan? Barrier Removal in Title III Entities. Part 3

Part 2 and Part 3 of the series will walk stakeholders through the process of performing a physical accessibility site assessment of their facility (what to look for in the parking areas, entrances, circulation paths, toilet rooms, break rooms, primary function areas, etc…) to help identify where accessibility barriers exist.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Northeast ADA Center
Monday
March 24
Online Training | Carol Blessing
CCLDS Community of Practice Week 9
Project: Citizen-Centered Leadership
Tuesday
March 25
Training | Yessica Guardiola
Service Animals For An Independent Living

 The trainer will discuss the ADA and PR Law dispositions about service animals and how it helps to improve independent living.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Mrs. Janice Huertas, MAVI Metro Region Coordinator
Location: MAVI Metro Region Office, PR
Tuesday
March 25
Presentation | Joe Zesski
Reasonable Accommodation for State Employers; Challenges and Concerns

This two hour presentation will address some of the issues confronting state employed management. It will provide a brief overview of the ADA and the ADA Amendments Act with particular emphasis on Title I and reasonable accommodation. It will review what the reasonable accommodation process should be, discuss the difficulty of determining what constitutes a reasonable accommodation, and examine audience concerns.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: NJ Affirmative Action Office
Location: Trenton NJ
Tuesday
March 25
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 3.2: Work Incentives Support Planning

This course explores the process for providing solid counsel using lecture, PowerPoint, and written materials. This skill-building session provides opportunity for question and answer. A preparatory reading assignment will be provided and is required. Online polling will be used to ascertain knowledge acquisition.

Project: ediONLINE
Location: Webinar
Wednesday
March 26
Training | Guest Speaker
Foundations of Supported Employment

Project: NYS Consortium for Advancement of Supported Employment
Sponsor: ACCES-VR
Location: Garden City, NY
Wednesday
March 26
Training | Hannah Rudstam
Beyond Yellow Ribbons: Supporting Veterans with Disabilities in our Schools and Workplaces

As a country, none of us want to repeat the mistakes of the Vietnam era.  Though today’s veterans have better services, many still face barriers in employment and education.  For many veterans, the transition to civilian life also means transitioning to life as a person with a disability.  During this session, we will consider research on transitioning veterans with disabilities and analyze case studies illustrating the challenges for transitioning veterans in higher education and in the workplace. 

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: Cornell University, NY
Wednesday
March 26
Non-EDI Webinars
Complying with Section 503 and the ADA in the Application/Interview Stage

There’s been a lot of talk about the new Section 503 regulations’ requirement that federal contractors ask job applicants to voluntarily self-identify and the potential for this requirement to violate the ADA. This concern has prompted many federal contractors to start reviewing ADA requirements for the application/interview stage of employment. In this session, JAN Consultants will examine the Section 503 regulations related to self-identification and provide an overview of ADA rules at the pre-job offer stage and some of the traps employers find themselves in when conducting job interviews.

Project: National Employer Technical Assistance Center
Sponsor: Job Accommodation Network
Location: Online
Wednesday
March 26
Online Training
WISE Event
Project: External Clients
Thursday
March 27
Training | Guest Speaker
Business Engagement

Project: NYS Consortium for Advancement of Supported Employment
Sponsor: ACCES-VR
Location: Manhattan, NY
Thursday
March 27
Training | Guest Speaker
Assessment and Employment Planning

T1.C2 Assessment and Employment Planning (Part 1)

Too often individuals struggle with job success due to the failure to conduct appropriate and comprehensive pre-employment discovery and assessment. The key to true job matching is a full understanding of the skills, assets, challenges and ideal conditions for employment for the job seeker. The goal of this course is to return assessment to a more prominent place in the process

 

Individuals participating in this course will learn:

  1. The critical importance of assessment in the overall supported planning process
  2. Strategies, tools and techniques for conducting an effective assessment with job seekers
  3. The role of community-based assessment in the supported employment planning process
  4. The critical skills needed for effective assessment and discovery
  5. The key elements of a successful job match

 

Individuals will be able to:

  1. Identify the pro/cons of their current assessment practices
  2. Identify and establish community-based assessment sites
  3. Interpret assessment findings and create employment plans
  4. Utilize a variety of assessment strategies and techniques
  5. Identify potential partners and external natural supports, inclusive of friends, family, funders and community members
  6. Complete a positive personal profile with the job seeker

Project: NYS Consortium for Advancement of Supported Employment
Sponsor: ACCES-VR
Location: New York, NY
Thursday
March 27
Conference | ADA Center Partner
“RARE-ABILITY EMPLOYMENT 101” – A Guide to Employment Accommodations

This Conference is in the US VI:

The Departments of Labor and the Department of Human Services together with our collaborating stakeholders, are presenting this seminar to acquaint businesses and employers with the programs and resources available to help you diversify your workforce by hiring persons with disabilities.

“Rare-Ability Employment 101” will include presentations from the following agencies:

  •  Mrs. Felecia Blyden, Administrator: Disabilities and Rehabilitation Services, DHS

“Establishing Partnerships Between the Vocational Rehabilitation Program and Employers in the Community”

  • Ms. Stephanie Barnes, Territorial ADA  Coordinator: Office of the Governor

“Know your Rights & Responsibilities as an Employer Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)”

  •  Mrs. Gwendolyn T. Powell, Director: Work-Able, Inc.

“Hiring Persons with Disabilities is not a Charitable Gesture – It’s a Prudent Business Decision”

  •  Mrs. Felecia Brownlow, Executive Director:  Independent Living Center

“Awareness That Will Allay Employers Fears"

Who Should Attend:

Human Resources professionals, business owners, managers, and employers who are interested in learning more about how you can tap into the resources that are available to help your business achieve its competitive advantage by supplying a steady pipeline of talents and skills of people with disabilities by recruiting through governmental and nonprofit sources

Register in advance: This seminar is free, but you must REGISTER to attend.

Please contact Jacqueline M. Blyden for Registration form details at jblyden@vidol.gov 

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Location: The Buccaneer, St. Croix, VI
Thursday
March 27
Online Training | Ray Cebula
ediONLINE 3.3: Work Incentives Long-Term Assistance

This course explores the process for providing proactive benefits and work incentives monitoring and assistance using lecture, PowerPoint, and written materials. This skill-building session provides opportunity for question and answer. Online polling will be used to ascertain knowledge acquisition. A preparatory reading assignment will be provided and is required.

Project: ediONLINE
Location: Webinar
Thursday
March 27
Online Training | Wendy Strobel Gower
Disability Inclusion in Today’s Workforce: New Approaches, New Tools, New Ideas

This session will provide information on the ADA National Network, the Making Work Happen Toolkit and demand side employment for Employment Network across the country.

Project: Northeast ADA Center
Sponsor: Darren Bates, Maximus
Location: Online
Monday
March 31
Training | Guest Speaker
Assessment and Employment Planning

T1.C2 Assessment and Employment Planning (Part 1)

Too often individuals struggle with job success due to the failure to conduct appropriate and comprehensive pre-employment discovery and assessment. The key to true job matching is a full understanding of the skills, assets, challenges and ideal conditions for employment for the job seeker. The goal of this course is to return assessment to a more prominent place in the process

 

Individuals participating in this course will learn:

1.      The critical importance of assessment in the overall supported planning process

2.      Strategies, tools and techniques for conducting an effective assessment with job seekers

3.      The role of community-based assessment in the supported employment planning process

4.      The critical skills needed for effective assessment and discovery

5.      The key elements of a successful job match

 

Individuals will be able to:

1.      Identify the pro/cons of their current assessment practices

2.      Identify and establish community-based assessment sites

3.      Interpret assessment findings and create employment plans

4.      Utilize a variety of assessment strategies and techniques

5.      Identify potential partners and external natural supports, inclusive of friends, family, funders and community members

6.      Complete a positive personal profile with the job seeker

 

Project: NYS Consortium for Advancement of Supported Employment
Sponsor: ACCES-VR
Location: East Rochester, NY
Monday
March 31
Online Training | Carol Blessing
CCLDS Community of Practice Week 10
Project: Citizen-Centered Leadership
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